The Wild Before is a stunning prequel to the bestselling and beloved The Last Wild trilogy, which explores the topical yet timeless themes of environmental awareness, friendship and hope.
Piers Torday’s award-winning storytelling – which has earned him the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and a CILIP Carnegie Medal nomination – builds an unforgettable world of classic folklore and extraordinary adventure that has captivated readers of all ages.
The Wild Before by Piers Torday
One frosty winter’s night, a pure white calf is born on an ordinary muddy farm by the light of a silver moon. This is the legendary Mooncalf, whose arrival has been foretold since the dawn of time. According to a dream passed down from animal to animal, if the calf dies, a great terribleness will come – rising seas, a plague, skies raining down fire, the end of all things… and Little Hare vows to persuade all the animals to protect Mooncalf, whatever the cost
But it’s easier said than done, and soon Little Hare realises that he is the only one who can save the world.
It’s a lovely story and I really enjoyed reading it with my 9 year old. The story is really topical and perfect for children who love a good story, animals and the world around them. It has definitely inspired us to get our hands on The Last Wild trilogy.
The Wild Before by Piers Torday was published on 19th August by Quercus Children’s Books priced £12.99. It is perfect for ages 9 and over.
Win a copy of The Wild Before
One reader of the gingerbread house can win a copy of The Wild Before. To enter my giveaway you must answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget below, there are some bonus entries too. The giveaway is open to those with a UK postal address only and ends on 26th September. The winners name will appear on this post.
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